Keeping Virtual Hard Drives Unique

If you have a virtual machine with a larger number of virtual hard drives, identifying which OS volume maps onto which virtual hard drive may not be readily apparent. Open the settings of the VM, and select the virtual hard drive: The SCSI ID maps onto the OS disk. Open disk management, and select the […]

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vSphere HA Does Not Use vMotion

You could have VMHosts running without a vMotion network and with DRS disabled. HA does not use vMotion to power on VMs.

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vSphere 5.5 Backup and Restore

List of what should be backed up There is some overlap between components listed below – some are within the vCenter database, but should still be exported separately (such as vDS’s). Other components can be disregarded if you have VM-level backups that can perform file-level restores. This is not a complete list, but it might […]

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Powershell Training–Beginner

Table of Contents ·        Working with the script editor ·        Powershell File Types ·        Code Comments ·        Variables o   Assigning data to a variable o   Running Scripts o   Running Scripts – continued o   Assigning data to variables – continued ·        If-Else Statements ·        Looping ·        Getting Help ·        Pipeline o   Out-GridView, Out-Null o   ForEach-Object o   […]

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VMware General Notes

Below is a collection of general VMware notes. Some of it references functions from the VMware Module Library. Table of Contents Fix – Identifying Mismatched HBA zoning Fix – vMotion “Operation Timed Out” error (ESX 4.1 Classic) Fix – Datastore mismatches (showing “[]” as the VMDK path in the VM properties) – ESX 4.1 Fix […]

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VMware Module Library

This is a collection of useful PowerCLI functions that various people have created. Below is a summary. I plan on updating this over time so feel free to bookmark it if you find it useful. VMware Module Library Table of Contents “Function Get-MotionHistory” Returns the vMotion/svMotion history “Function Get-VIEventPlus” Returns vSphere events “Function Get-VMAdvancedConfiguration” Lists […]

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vSphere 5.0 Backup and Restore

List of what should be backed up There is some overlap between components listed below – some are within the vCenter database, but should still be exported separately (such as vDS’s). Other components can be disregarded if you have VM-level backups that can perform file-level restores. This is not a complete list, but it might […]

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